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It’s not long to go before I’ll be speaking at The Holistic Project’s wonderful live event, Pursue Your Passion, in Bangalow. So this week I’ve been busy crafting my speech and it’s had me thinking deeply about why some people play full out and pursue their dreams whilst others live in quiet hope that one day things will change.
One of the things I love about this event is because it’s aiming to answer that perennial question common to so many of us, ‘how do I make my passions into a life that I love?’
For years I struggled with the existential dilemma of knowing that I wasn’t quite living on purpose. I was so unfulfilled and so envious of the people I knew who just seemed to ‘know’ why they were here and what they wanted to do with their lives. Sometimes, finding our true purpose means experiencing grief and loss rather than gain. It means stripping away the false conditioning so that we can uncover the gifts we were born with. It means looking for clues in the simplest of things and setting intentional daily rituals to uncover our truth.
Something my wise older sister, Genevieve, said is that with age, she’s come to appreciate how noble it is to live an ordinary functional life. When we can find true magic in the mundane, it offers us clues about our values. When we identify and commit to being true to our values, which are those feeling states we wish to experience on a regular basis, we can truly shine and prosper. Sometimes shining and prospering looks very different to what we expected or imagined. The key to living a life of purpose and passion starts with an appreciation for the small things, the ordinary things – an appreciation for the small whispers of the heart that guide you to make small decisions and support you to develop habits that accumulate over time. Overnight success is a myth, every ordinary experience and every failure has lead a person to where they stand.
I’m so looking forward to sharing about how my dark night of the soul and crisis points around my purpose, lead me to pursue my passion and create a business that I love with all my heart and soul.
There are still tickets available for the Pursue Your Passion event here. I’d so love to see you there.
If you’ve been yearning to make a difference and you love teaching yoga and children, then why not combine your loves for a whole new extraordinary career?
My cherished friend and a divine light in my community, Karen Wightman of Creative Yogi’s, has been teaching yoga at our local schools for many years now. She’s putting everything she knows together to offer a uniquely hands-on level one training in children’s yoga teaching. This is one of the best trainings you could possibly ask for, delivered by an experienced and amazing lady. The places have been filling up quickly as Karen is offering limited places to make sure everyone receives the attention they need.